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Whew, there’s a lot of hoopla about the H1N1 vaccination program – such as it is – here in Canada. There seem to be different rules, different protocols and different levels of access from province to province, and even from health board to health board. I was able to get the H1N1 vaccine – and […]

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A recent case study describes an example of gastrointestinal treatment inducing full remission of rosacea symptoms. The authors of the paper hypothesise that GI tract bacteria may in some people cause a chronic inflammatory reaction affecting the blood vessels. Rosacea is a chronic disorder characterized by hypersensitivity of the facial vasculature, presenting with intense flushing […]

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A few days ago, Bill Maher came down hard – in his own inimitable way – on Big Pharma, critiquing pharmaceutical companies, the politicians that enable them, and the people who obligingly turn to pills first rather than lifestyle changes. Some memorable sound bytes include: …But none of the plans address the real problem: we […]

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If you’re diabetic, carrying extra weight is dangerous for several reasons; it increases your reliance on insulin, it adds to the stress on your organs that are already suffering due to your diabetic state, and it makes blood sugar management more difficult. If you are diabetic and overweight, your doctor will suggest weight loss. If […]

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